The Bonus Years

Welcome my friend! I've been reflecting upon Time lately because as I shared last week the theme for this year is Season. We also discovered that the original Hebrew meaning of season is 'an appointed time'. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the most poignant Experience of all experiences. Which I'm excited to share... Continue Reading →

2023 a new Season

Welcome, come on in my friend! Today we are reflecting upon Time, as yet another year has passed & a new one has begun. When my family were together over the recent Christmas/New Year period we couldn't get over just how quickly the months of 2022 had gone. Even the teen-agers in our family felt... Continue Reading →

Feeling lonely

Any one of us can feel lonely at any time & in the most surprising of places. Can't we? And at this time of the year, with celebrations & gatherings of families & friends all around us, can magnify the feeling of loneliness for many. Welcome dear friend, come & sit with me for awhile... Continue Reading →

Are you feeling the Peace & Good Will?

Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special Christmas tea together. Today, we have a pot of a spicy tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices or coffee, if you prefer, accompanied by a selection of Christmas sweet treats. The tea is delightfully aromatic & the treats bring... Continue Reading →

Times are a Changing!

Welcome my friend, as I recover from this RSI I thought we would have a delightful cuppa together over the waters of the Bay. We're sitting in a quaint little café that is actually built on piers. We can hear the gentle lapping of the waves under our feet. Although, it's not always this calm... Continue Reading →

A lightbulb moment!

Welcome my friend! I thought it was high time to give an update on this year's theme words. So grab a cuppa & get comfy because it's been quite a bumpy ride! If you join me here often then you know that for this year, two words had presented themselves to me. They were Ask... Continue Reading →

Eek! It’s that time again!

Are you ready for this time of the year? No? Me either! Time has literally flown by this year, hasn't it? I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner & I'm not organised yet! Which is unusual for me, normally I have started putting together our grandchildren's Christmas treat bags by now! And to... Continue Reading →

How to deal with Sadness

It's raining here again today, the long term weather forecast predicts that La Niña will give us another wet Spring & Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. I read somewhere that the term La Niña, which means 'little girl' in Spanish, was named for these prolonged wet weather periods because little girls cry. I'm not sure... Continue Reading →

Why does God allow suffering?

The above question is one that I have been asked many times over the years. Both in Clinical practice & ministry. What about you my friend, have you ever pondered that question? I'm sure it's one that comes to us all when we see the suffering in this world & especially when our loved ones... Continue Reading →

Choosing family?

Welcome my friend! I'm so glad you could join me, grab a cuppa & get comfy. Today, I thought we would reflect upon the saying; 'You can't choose your family but you can choose your friends...' A thought struck me recently... Sitting at the different tables of family members recently the same thought came to... Continue Reading →

The Seasons of Life

I've found throughout my life that behind each season there's a valuable lesson. I'm not just talking about the four seasons but the seasons of life too. As you may be aware, it's Winter here in Australia at the moment which I always think is a 'season of waiting' but it's so much more! As... Continue Reading →

What happens when Trust is Broken?

Welcome my friend! Come on in for a lovely cuppa. Today we're having a tea blend called Sticky Date Pudding with a gf Lavender shortbread. Both delicious! It's been very cold here on the East coast of Australia for the past week, so we're seated in my living room where it's warm & sunny. Now... Continue Reading →

When the journey ahead looks scary

Hi, come on in for a lovely time together over a cuppa. Today we will be exploring a popular post on brokenness & healing. I often find it interesting as to why certain topics are more popular then others. Don't you? But first let's grab our cuppa's & treats. Today we're having a tea blend... Continue Reading →

How to overcome Weariness

I need some time out... Don’t you? Time out from this world with all its sadness & troubles! Time out from my own self imposed expectations, time out from the pressures of life, time out to just Pause & Reflect…  So today we’re having a mini retreat by settling into a comfy chair, putting our feet... Continue Reading →

Curious Behaviour

Welcome my friend! Come on in & join me in a cuppa while we chat about some rather puzzling Behaviour. Today I'm having a Sticky Date tea with a toasted sweet bun with raspberry jam & a dollop of cream. So delicious! What are you having? Setting the Scene Over the last six months we... Continue Reading →

A new Phenomenon!

Have you noticed there's a new phenomenon upon us? Welcome my friend, we will be discussing this today as we sip our cuppa's, munch our treats & look at the beautiful view above. Don't you just want to dip your toes in that water! I'm having a chai tea with some little Date & Almond... Continue Reading →

Letting Go…

Welcome my friend! It's time to grab a cuppa, get comfy & reflect together. Have you ever had to let go of something that at the time you didn't really want to let go of? Maybe it was a career opportunity that in the end just wasn't good for your family life. Maybe it was... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in this Season

Are you finding it difficult to find Comfort & Joy in this Christmas season my friend? Has it all become rather overwhelming? In the busyness of this season I invite you to take a little breather & join me in a relaxing cuppa. I have a hot mug of Spicy Christmas tea (so delicious) ready... Continue Reading →

Is Gratitude a Platitude?

Welcome, I'm delighted that you have dropped by to share our time together! I thought in this season of being thankful in many parts of the World, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon whether Gratitude has become a platitude or not! I have made a gf Apple & blueberry loaf with a... Continue Reading →

A magnificent Occupation

Welcome my friend! Come on in I have our cuppa's ready. We'll be sitting under our beautiful flowering Jacaranda tree today. We have a canopy of lilac blossoms above us & a carpet of fallen lilac blossoms beneath. Such breathtaking beauty! We are having a slice of freshly baked Almond, Date & Coconut loaf, absolutely... Continue Reading →

Heeding Wise Advice

Hi, welcome my friend! We are doing something a little different today. Have you ever given wise advice to others but not necessarily listened to it yourself? Me too! But today I'm changing that by taking my own professional advice in being kind to myself with a little time out. Over the past few weeks... Continue Reading →

The Art of Quietness

Have you noticed since CoVid hit we've all had the opportunity to learn a new art? The Art of Quietness... But have we really taken the opportunity to do this? Before we can answer that let's get comfy with our cuppa's & treats. I'm having my daily cup of coffee, which is said to be... Continue Reading →

What is A True Soul Mate?

Welcome my friend! Come on in it's time for a lovely hot cuppa & reflection together! Today we will focus upon an age old topic, love & romance. Something we all enjoy in our lives. Being romanced & loved by that special person is such a beautiful & precious gift... But first let's grab our... Continue Reading →

Spring has sprung!

Well hello my friend! So glad you could join me today. Spring has sprung here on the East coast of Australia, the buds have burst forth. The fruit trees are in a delightful display of pink blossoms. The native Australian wattles are a magnificent yellow. And our Azalea bushes are heavy with flower. We will... Continue Reading →

What is Wisdom?

Hi! Come on in my friend! It has been a huge year already, hasn’t it! I’m sure many of us are feeling a little worn out, I know I am! Many of us are mentally, physically & emotionally exhausted from this continuing pandemic. We may have even arrived at the place where we feel we... Continue Reading →

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